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Mom: I didn't know boy was dead until smell set in
AP via Yahoo ^ | August 2, 2014

Posted on 08/03/2014 10:16:26 AM PDT by EveningStar

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The mother of an 8-year-old Pennsylvania boy whose decomposing body was found on the third floor of their home said Saturday she didn't know he had died until noticing the smell.

Kimberly Tutko said her husband was the primary caretaker of their mentally disabled son, and he waited several days to tell her the boy had died, Pennlive.com (http://bit.ly/1rXiJbV ) reported. Police were called to the home Friday and found the boy's body.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: childabuse; childneglect; harrisburg; pennsylvania

1 posted on 08/03/2014 10:16:27 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

The smell is usually a giveaway.


2 posted on 08/03/2014 10:17:36 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: EveningStar

I have (yet another) dumb question: How could one family have that many severely disabled children?


3 posted on 08/03/2014 10:27:57 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Maybe he was just pining for the fjords ping.


4 posted on 08/03/2014 10:32:07 AM PDT by Clay Moore ("911 is for when the backhoe won't start." JRandomFreeper)
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To: BenLurkin
I have (yet another) dumb question: How could one family have that many severely disabled children?

Wow! Inbreeding, drug and/or alcohol fetal poisoning, beatings about the head. Any number of things.

5 posted on 08/03/2014 10:35:38 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BenLurkin

Possibly the kids are adopted. Adopting the severely disabled can be a scam, because the “parents” get a lot of money out of it but appear to have to meet virtually no standards (particularly if either the child or the adoptive parents are minorities...I don’t know if that was the case here, though).

This is because state agencies are so desperate for people to take care of children like this that they really don’t ask too many questions.

Bring back the institutions. I saw some great ones during a period in which I worked with the severely disabled.


6 posted on 08/03/2014 10:35:51 AM PDT by livius
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To: EveningStar

7 posted on 08/03/2014 10:51:49 AM PDT by matthew fuller (This is MUSLIM TERRORIST AWARENESS MONTH.)
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8 posted on 08/03/2014 10:52:37 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: EveningStar

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2014/08/boy_found_dead_in_harrisburg_home.html#incart_m-rpt-1


9 posted on 08/03/2014 10:53:21 AM PDT by matthew fuller (This is MUSLIM TERRORIST AWARENESS MONTH.)
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To: matthew fuller

That is simply beyond belief.


10 posted on 08/03/2014 10:53:28 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: BenLurkin

Defective physical or mental disorders are often already well known events in the family lineage. A sneaky fiance may keep that information secret until after a child has been conceived. That is not full disclosure. Some potential parents know their genetic histories but decide to take a gamble anyway, wanting the ultimate symbol of unity (a child!) to solidify their relationship.

Some will refuse to exercise any control or influence whatsoever on the event of conceiving and birthing a child, they will say Que Sera, Sera, Whatever Will Be, Will Be.” Some would call this group fatalists, others would call them irresponsible, especially if they have to seek public funding i,e, medicare or SSI to properly care for this child.


11 posted on 08/03/2014 10:53:35 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: EveningStar

Riiiiiiiiight.


12 posted on 08/03/2014 10:54:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: livius

Yes, `special needs’ adoptions, possibly. They get payments from the state for adopting kids with severe physical/mental problems.
This might be negligent manslaughter.


13 posted on 08/03/2014 11:03:10 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives.)
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To: Vaquero

I once worked with a family who’s kids had all sorts of disabilities and mental disorders. One died shortly after arriving at the clinic. After some digging around, I found out the parents were brother and sister.


14 posted on 08/03/2014 12:32:35 PM PDT by bgill
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15 posted on 08/03/2014 3:03:41 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: BenLurkin

The better question is: How could a parent not check on a kid for several days when that child lives with one?


16 posted on 08/03/2014 3:14:44 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: EveningStar

Speaking of which, how’s that girl doing who was brain-dead but still moving around, according to her mom?


17 posted on 08/03/2014 3:17:27 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: EveningStar; Morgana

3rd floor??


18 posted on 08/03/2014 3:19:53 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: livius

She’ll be fostering illegals soon


19 posted on 08/03/2014 3:20:28 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Vaquero

Considering the circumstances, that’s not a very funny cartoon........


20 posted on 08/03/2014 3:24:19 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Is there such a thing as a vegan zombie?)
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To: BenLurkin

“How could one family have that many severely disabled children?”

Bad genetics. The two of them were just right for it.


21 posted on 08/03/2014 3:34:47 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Hot Tabasco; Vaquero; GeronL

Thing about it is, I have seen kids in W.Va., that their parents...yea exactly that picture. Not saying these parents are, just saying I have seen other that come very close.


22 posted on 08/03/2014 3:37:24 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

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23 posted on 08/03/2014 3:51:01 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Gallows humor if you will. The whole situation is pathetic.... I’d rather laugh than cry. Maybe the eugenics folks hit on something in microcosm. Some folks shouldn’t breed.
Not saying it’s the government that should regulate. Just saying some folks shouldn’t breed.


24 posted on 08/03/2014 5:02:54 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: rabidralph

Jahi McMath. As of 6/19/14, moved to a hospital in NJ:

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/jahi-mcmath-update-brain-dead-teen-reportedly-moved-24222688


25 posted on 08/03/2014 5:18:50 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: BenLurkin

Genetics. Genes can be a real bitch.


26 posted on 08/03/2014 5:21:59 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: EveningStar

This is not going to end well. The autopsy will be interesting. Methinks there was more to this guy holding back the news of the son’s demise.

This will be a forensic files show in the spring of ‘15.


27 posted on 08/03/2014 5:24:29 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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